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- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
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- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)31
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- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Arkansas man arrested after driving into embankment
An Arkansas man was arrested in Cape Girardeau County early Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated after police say he drove his Jeep off the roadway and into an embankment near Jackson.
Christopher M. Gardner, 31, of West Memphis, Ark., was also charged with careless and imprudent driving and operating a motor vehicle without a license, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Gardner was driving north on Highway D about three miles north of Jackson when the incident happened at about 2:30 a.m.
Gardner did suffer moderate injuries in the collision, the patrol said, and he was not wearing his seat belt. He was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center, where he was treated and released. Damage to Gardner's 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee was severe enough that the patrol's report listed it as a total loss.